Giroud reveals secret to winning headers

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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is known for his aerial prowess and the France international has now revealed the secret to winning headers.

Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Giroud said: “The most important thing as a striker is to get in front of the defender and attack the ball between the first post and the penalty spot.

“That’s your job. It’s not going to be the winger on the other side or the number eight on the other side who will do it. Most of the time the other number eight on the side of the crosser is involved in the build-up.

“You also have to move first even if it’s just to free space behind you.

“I remember Christian Pulisic’s goal at Aston Villa. Azpi crossed the ball, I attacked the first post, Ross was just behind me and we brought the defenders with us. Then Christian was free.”

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